Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Clinic

  • Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame 1000 Hall of Fame Ave Springfield, MA, 01105 United States

Host: Epilepsy Foundation New England

Location: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1000 Hall of Fame Ave Springfield, MA

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Event: “Bounce Out the Stigma” Basketball clinic and epilepsy awareness event for children of all abilities ages 8-17.

The Epilepsy Foundation New England would like you to join us on Tuesday March 24, 2015 as we host “Mighty Mike” Simmel’s Bounce Out the Stigma Project.

As a child “Mighty Mike” struggled with his motor skills such as hopping, skipping and jumping as a result from having Epilepsy and seizures. At age 7 his father introduced him to basketball to help improve his motor skills. As a result “Mighty Mike” showed major improvements and excelled in the sport. As an adult “Mighty Mike” is taking medication and living a healthy and active life style. He is currently playing professional basketball for the Harlem Wizards. Bounce Out the StigmaProject is a FREE basketball clinic facilitated by “Mighty Mike” for children ages 8 to 17.

Bounce Out the StigmaProject is open but not limited to those with disabilities. His focus is to give the youth (ages 8-17) a chance to use basketball as a tool to gain confidence and self-empowerment. 

The dome of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be lit purple for epilepsy awareness and will be open exclusively for family and friends of basketball clinic participants to tour at a reduced admissions cost of $12 per person, children 4 and under are free. A light dinner will also be available for purchase if you choose.

 For more information and to reserve a spot for your child please call or emails Susan Welby 617-506-6041,x102 Please R.S.V.P. by March 13th as space is limited.